Practice!

Practice! Practice! Practice!

I’m sure some of you are like me and are groggy from late night fireworks and the 4th of July holiday weekend. So, to help you and me get going today on practicing here are some practice articles to consider (Of course, some of you might want to practice first before reading!):

1.http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/how-many-hours-a-day-should-you-practice/
This recent one is especially interesting because it is from a violinist perspective. The blog this article is from is quite good and I have it on my home page through RSS (see earlier post).

2. http://www.bandworld.org/pdfs/SPRINGMindMuscleandMusic.pdf
This old article is one I’m currently studying and offers insights from a professional “brain guy.”  I know that it has been influential with some of the leading clarinetists of our day.

3. http://clarinetmike.com/rsrc_practice_perform.html
Here are some of my ideas.

Now I need to go practice!

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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2 Responses to Practice!

  1. clariniano says:

    Here’s a link to a download of an 8 1/2 by 11 poster that help encourage practice, called “9 Reasons to Practice” http://wp.me/ptnC6-9j

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